The tripadvisor #7 Place to Visit in Tampa, Florida

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read my Disclosure for more information. Facebook Cover Photo Travel Series ~ Destination #1 Lettuce Lake Park ~ Tampa, FL My Facebook cover photo for the past week has been a picture of the beautiful Lettuce Lake Park located in Tampa, FL.  This park is one of my favorite places on earth, literally.  My husband and I frequented this park for a number of years.  A piece of my heart Read More

Never Too Late – A MUST Read Relationship Book!

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read my Disclosure for more information. WOW – Women in Writing Blog Tour I am honored to be participating in the WOW Women in Writing Blog Tour of B. Lynn Goodwin’s book, Never Too Late.  I was hesitant to participate at first since I haven’t read many books lately, especially relationship books.  However, I am SO THRILLED that I decided to join the tour. Never Too Late is one of Read More

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

This recipe was slightly edited from this one that I came across on the Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials website.  This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read my Disclosure for more information. *These pancakes are Joy Approved!* Eating Healthier in 2018 In an effort to help my family eat more healthy foods in 2018 moving forward, I have been seeking out some great new recipes to try.  This one I modified from one that I came across the other day Read More

New Year’s Children’s Learning with TeacherSherpa

This was a sponsored post.  All views and opinions are my own.  This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read my Disclosure for more information. Start the New Year Right As we begin a new year, I cannot help but think about new and fun things to use to help my daughter learn as she plays.  Joy LOVES to color and write, so what better way for her to learn than to find some great tools to help Read More

Be a Blessing through Charity Auctions Today ~ Tamarindo Cares

A Heart to Help This was a sponsored post.  All views and opinions are my own.  This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read my Disclosure for more information. Having lived in Florida for a number of years, helping victims of the devastation of hurricanes is a cause that I personally find very worthy.  I was blessed with the opportunity to go to Punta Gordo years ago after Hurricane Charlie to bring ice to people in need of Read More

Importance of Self-Care (Focus on After Child Loss)

Importance of Self-Care This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read my Disclosure for more information.  This post was originally a guest post for Christine van Tonder’s blog here. First, let me say that my focus for this post revolves around my knowledge and learning about self-care following the loss of my first child and the experience of my pregnancies after that loss.  I am an avid advocate of pregnancy and infant child loss education.  Self-care after child Read More

Giveaway & Review – Talking to Jesus

A Fresh Perspective on Prayer This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read my Disclosure for more information.  A copy of Talking to Jesus was provided to me for my honest review by the BlogAbout Blogger Network. Talking to Jesus is a lovely book written by Jeannie Blackmer.  It gave me a fresh perspective on how I look at prayer.  It also gave me new insight and ideas to add to my prayer life.  Thank you, Jeannie! I Read More

Blog Income Report – Nov 2017

You Make Money Blogging? This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read my Disclosure for more information. Yes, is the simple answer to this question.  Although I am not making full-time income yet, I am making some steady money with my blog.  I am happy to say that November was again a pretty successful month for Polkadots & Plaid.  There are a lot of ways that you can make money by blogging.  In this post, I will Read More

Simple Joy – Making Chocolate Chip Bars

Holidays We are right in the middle of the wonderful holiday season.  Christmas has been my favorite holiday as long as I can remember.  I am trying to share this love of the holidays with Joy.  During this time of year, especially, I am trying to keep in mind to enjoy the “simple joys” in life. Simple Joys Things like snuggling under warm blankets, building with blocks with Joy (which she LOVES and always wants to build Read More

Turn Your Blog into an SEO Powerhouse with Daniel Anton

What in the World is SEO? This was a sponsored post.  All views and opinions are my own.  This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read my Disclosure for more information. If you are anything like me, you have a LOT to learn about how to get your blog or website seen.  When I first started my blog I thought “what in the world is SEO and how in the world do I do it?”  As I am Read More